District elections 2019
The district wards of Cartmel and Kendal North are not up for election this year. The next election for these wards will be held in 2020.
This is because these wards are represented by two councillors instead of three. They have an additional 'fallow year' (a year when there's no election) because South Lakeland District Council is elected in thirds. Ambleside & Grasmere is also a two-councillor ward, and their next fallow year is 2020.
Find out which areas are not scheduled to have elections this year, or contact us if you are unsure if you have an election this year.
Voting for one candidate
Each ward will have one seat up for election this year.
Last year electors were asked to select up to two candidates (for a two-councillor ward) or three candidates (for a three-councillor ward). This was to set up the new wards introduced by the South Lakeland Further Electoral Review. We have now gone back to voting for one candidate per ward.
The councillor who received the lowest number of votes in 2018 will be up for election in 2019, and the successful candidate will serve a four-year term of office.
List of candidates confirmed for election
The table below contains information about the district wards and councillors up for election this year.